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Loan Update – Two Magpies Make Their Loan Debuts In The EFL Trophy

Rodrigo Vilca made his debut for Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night. The Peruvian was in the starting eleven in an EFL Trophy match against Dan Barlaser and Rotherham. It was a difficult night for Rodrigo and his new teammates as they were well beaten 6-0 at home by The Millers.

Doncaster found themselves down three in the opening 16 minutes. Goals from Mikel Miller and Freddie Ladapo were followed by an own goal from goalkeeper Louis Jones. Former Wigan and Sunderland striker Will Grigg made it 4-0 just after halftime in just his second appearance with Rotherham.

Vilca lasted 63 minutes before he was pulled for striker Dan Gardner as Rovers boss Richie Wellens made three changes. Jake Hull added a fifth goal for the visitors in the 67th minute. Joe Mattock made it 6-0 in the 85th minute on a night to forget for Doncaster.

They’ll next take on Kell Watts and Wigan this Saturday in a League One battle. Hopefully, both Rodrigo and Kell will get to face off against each other at the DW Stadium.

Jake Turner made his debut for Colchester in their EFL Trophy match against Gillingham. The 22-year-old joined Colchester on loan back on August 7th but had yet to make an appearance.

He finally got the nod on Tuesday night and came ever so close to keeping a clean sheet. There was not much to separate the two sides until Colchester went down to ten men with just under 20 minutes remaining. Defender Harry Beadle was forced off with a late injury with no more substitutions remaining.

Turner made a wonderful save to deny Mustapha Carayol in the 84th minute. It was one of Jake’s five saves on the night. However, Robbie McKenzie planted the ball into the far corner from a Carayol cross in stoppage time to spoil Turner’s debut with a 1-0 defeat.

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62 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #41

    Ahh, I thought he was trying to speak Dutch alles goed 😀

  • martoon

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #42

    Yes if you’re going to call people names at least use the correct spelling 😆

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 8, 2021 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #43

    Steve McClaren get’s mentioned on here and suddenly all the bad dutch starts coming out! haha

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #44


    Does Bruces football look the same as Rafas from the stands?

    It don’t on my sofa 😉

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #45

    And I wasn’t ‘goeding’ Munster at all, he’d come on here bemoaning Irish football’s woes by blaming it on the appointment of English managers, they’ve had one in their entire history and two if you count Mick Mccarthy who was born in England, ironically enough they’re the only two that delivered any kind of success. How is that ‘goeding’ someone by addressing that.

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #47


    That’s the way it is on here.

    You react to a comment were someone is over cooking the goose looking for a reaction and YOU’RE on the wind up.

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #48

    27th September for CAT case, early 2022 for arbitration but no date.

    Why is arbitration taking so long?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #49

    Just listening to a podcast, only Leeds, Norwich and Arsenal have conceded more big chances and crosses than us. Bearing in mind they have faced Man City x2 Chelsea, Man U, Lpool, Leicester and New found crossing team Everton. We have faced an out of sorts Villa, a shite on the road Soton and a decent West Ham.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #50


    Did the premier league not request a delay?

    Sure I read that Ashley side agreed to it as well he must be thinking the CAT case has the best chance of being a winner?

  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #51


    I believe they did but its taking forever

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #52


    It actually doesn’t bear thinking about West Ham aren’t actually that good neither currently are Villa

    Southampton will struggle to beat most teams on the road and we made them look like top 6 material

    The big theme about why we struggle is we put no pressure on the opposition in possession and we leave massive gaps while not tracking runners the total opposite of how we played under Rafa

    If we give Pogba, Fernandes time to pick passes and get shots off like we have done in every game so far we could be on the end of a scary score and you know what maybe its what Bruce deserves for his total lack of application on tactics and setups

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #53

    Any team with half a decent tactical manager will recognise that our current formation and personnel playing in the wide areas, means our flanks are there to attack. I think we can expect to see a lot more crosses against us as well as pull backs from the byline, like we conceded from multiple times last season. It’s a weakness that can be exposed and teams seem to be aware of that even this early on.

  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2021 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #54

    LBCP ” we put no pressure on the opposition” ,

    because we’re that busy applying it to ourselves under Bruce’s lack of tactics and instructions.


    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #55

    We put no pressure on the opposition because the players are lazy and unfit.
    Most other teams have high fitness levels for 90 + minutes,ours are knackered after 35 minutes.


    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #56

    Does the club have a dietician and fitness expert as I have seen less heavy breathing in an asthma clinic.

  • martoon

    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #57

    Optimistic prime @44 – Ha ha good point. Bruce’s football looks worse as we can’t defend as well and our main attacking threat is long balls for Wilson or ASM to chase.


    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #58

    Just a message to Adamn_92 carry on posting as you are, I enjoy reading your posts and if they’re on the negative side then so what. After all that is your opinion and that is what a blog is for posting said opinion.


    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #59

    See it looks like a few got excited on twitter yesterday with the companies house change and Nick De Marco posting black and white patterned photos.

  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #60

    Optimistic prime

    September 27 is the date for a CAT hearing but it’s not Ashley’s claim that’s being heard.

    It’s whether his case can be heard by CAT. If it can, the case hearing is to be determined. EPL arguing Ashley’s case is not under the jurisdiction of CAT – ergo, they built in a delay!

  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #61


    Here’s another table showing which clubs got best value for their summer spend.


    As NUFC shows up getting worst value (no surprise there then?) the club can’t be criticised too much in a no-win situation.

    However, we’ll see what posterscome up with!

  • Unused Substitute

    Sep 8, 2021 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #62

    Even when the football looked awful, under Rafa the players never appeared lost and unprepped. We never saw then our defenders doing wild dance in front of the goal in a hope of deflecting off incoming shots. We never hoped then that our goalkeeper will be the man-of-the-match over and over to keep us alive.

    But then what’s gone is gone. Even with what we have, things could be turned around if Bruce gather himself just a little. At least to me it appears that way.


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